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Massachusetts Woman, 48, Charged With Stalking Westport Man

Susan Berry of Marblehead, Mass. faces stalking charges after violating a protective order in Westport.
Susan Berry of Marblehead, Mass. faces stalking charges after violating a protective order in Westport. Photo Credit: Westport Police Department

WESTPORT, Conn. -- A Massachusetts woman is facing stalking and other charges after she violated a protective order and contacted a Westport man, Westport police said.

A man reported he had been contacted by Susan Berry, 48, of Marblehead, Mass., which violated a protection order issued by Norwalk Super Court. The protection order stemmed from a previous arrest in which Berry was ordered to have no contact with the victim, police said.

The victim said he was asleep at his residence on Feb. 1, when he heard someone banging on his door around 2 a.m., police said. The man stated he saw Berry walking away from his apartment to her vehicle, police said.

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He said he went back to sleep but a number he didn't recognize started calling his cellphone at 2:42 a.m., police said.  Westport Detectives determined the phone number belongs to a relative of Berry’s.

Additionally, Berry emailed the victim through a dating website, which also violated the protective order, police said.

A warrant was submitted to Norwalk Court for Berry’s arrest. On Feb. 6, Berry reported to Westport Police Department to turn herself in for the active warrant.

She was charged with first-degree stalking, criminal violation of a protective order and disorderly conduct. She was held on a $50,000 cash bond and taken to Norwalk Court.

In January, Berry was also was charged with harassment. Police said the complainant showed police numerous text messages that Berry sent from Sept. 25 to Nov. 21 despite being told not to have any contact with the Westport resident.

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